Decolonize, then Indigenize: Critical insights on decolonizing education and Indigenous resurgence in Canada by Reconciliation for many Indigenous peoples is an opportunity to move beyond those oldworld ideologies propped up by Indian Act policies, framed around conforming and assimilating into a corporatist, state-controlled political economy. [...]the challenge of reconciliation is shifting the nature of Indigenous-Settler relations on every level from Indian Act attitudes, behaviours, and policies towards equal partners, within a nation-to-nation framework. In most cases, those ideologies staff Indigenous representational institutions and don't necessarily speak 'for' all Indigenous people, mostly just 'at' them. [...]the question of reconciliation today should be framed as: how do we move beyond entrenched, paternalistic Indian Act approaches to Indigenous education, when those in positions of power are unwilling (and not mandated) to change their attitudes, behaviours, and practices with every sector of Indigenous peoples? According to the Mi'kmaq creation story, Nogami, Glooscap's grandmother, came to life so that she could teach him how to 'live in this world.' First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples, as the original peoples of this country and as self-determining peoples, have Treaty, constitutional, and human rights that must be recognized and respected.
Call Number: Online journal article
Publication Date: 2019